The best deal in Colaba—a clean, quaint, simple tourist joint in a prime South Bombay location—is the kind of place young expats send visiting friends to stay if they don't have room. In the heart of the Colaba Causeway, its side-road setting makes it surprisingly quiet, and any lack of modern amenities is more than balanced by the charm. Rooms, with old-style wooden furniture, come in two sizes. The gregarious and gracious owner, Homi, will offer sightseeing tips
and can sort out a trustworthy local guide. Food is average, but there are plenty of alternatives close by.